Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Michael Todd Blanton

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Trooper Michael Todd Blanton

M-

Everyday. I miss you. Everyday. You would be so very proud of Spenser.... he's so much like you. He's got your eyes...your hands...your walk.... your "I'm up to something" sneaky grin. Can you believe he's married and serving our country faithfully (just like you)?

So much has changed...but some things never do...my love for you is one of them. Thank you for always taking care of me....even today.

I've been blessed twice. God saw fit for me not to be alone. Lonnie is a good man. You would like him. We serve Jesus together and are hopefully about to move south!!

Dana Blanton Brawley
Surviving spouse
VSP Trooper Michael Todd Blanton
EOW 1.29.03

October 3, 2019

I think of you every day. You are not forgotten.

Todd Talbott

February 3, 2019

16 years. Time is going by too quick my friend. Thinking of you. RIP Mike.

Sergeant Brian McEwen
IMPD

February 2, 2019

15 years...where has the time gone? Miss you, brother.

Maj (Retired) Todd Talbott
USAF Security Forces

February 3, 2018

Hard to believe it's been 15 years Mike. I think about you often, especially during this time of year. RIP brother.

Sgt. Brian A. McEwen
IMPD

January 24, 2018

I think about you often. Miss you, brother.

Todd E. Talbott, Maj (Ret)
USAF SF

February 8, 2017

Don't worry about your killer getting out, he was about 34 at the time and even with good behavior time off he'd at least around 85 years old when released. So we don't have to worry about your killing getting out anytime soon

Citizen

November 9, 2016

I think of you all the time. You are missed and I will never forget.

Todd Talbott
USAF SF (Retired)

February 10, 2016

Rest easy brother.

Deputy Alan Pennington
SBSD

February 25, 2015

12 years...hardly a day goes by without thinking of you...not forgotten.

Todd Talbott
USAF SF (Retired)

January 30, 2015

We will never forget your sacrifice! Rest in Peace Trooper Blanton.

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

January 29, 2015

Often police officers are referred to as the shepherd dog; due to our unwavering courage, strength and fortitude to guard our flock of sheep. You were all these and more Mike; and when the moment came you did not hesitate to fulfill your duty. As the Lord says in John 10:11, "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
By laying down your life to protect another, you ultimately laid down your life to protect your partners in blue. “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (I John 3:16).

In paradisum deducant te Angeli; in tuo adventu suscipiant te martyres, et perducant te in civitatem sanctam Ierusalem. Chorus angelorum te suscipiat, et cum Lazaro quondam paupere æternam habeas requiem.

“May angels lead you into paradise; upon your arrival, may the martyrs receive you and lead you to the holy city of Jerusalem. May the ranks of angels receive you, and with Lazarus, once a poor man, may you have eternal rest.”

Thank you Mike; I miss you.

Sgt. Brian A. McEwen
IMPD

January 26, 2015

I am saddened today to learn of your passing. You were a great friend and I have thought of you and Dana over the years. We had some great times in the Service. You will be dearly missed.

Bob Baggitt
Friend

September 15, 2014

Thinking about the times we had. RIP Mike.

Lieutenant Jamie Hamby
Friend

August 18, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten. Miss you brother.

Todd Talbott
USAF SF, Retired

January 29, 2014

It's hard to believe it's been ten years Mike. I miss you and think of you often. I always like to think that you are watching over me while I'm on patrol. Thank you for making the supreme sacrifice in defense of those you swore to protect. Rest In Peace brother.

Sgt. Brian A. McEwen
Indpls. Metro. Police Dept.

February 1, 2013

I can't believe it's been 10 years. I think of you often and talk to you all the time. Rest easy Brother, you are not forgotten.

Major Todd Talbott
USAF Security Forces

January 31, 2013

Heroes live forever, Trooper Blanton, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of the great State of Virginia.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

January 29, 2013

spenser is a fine football player.

Officer Sgt. Crane (retired Va. Beach)
Acquaintance

September 24, 2012

Thinking of you today, tomorrow, and always. Miss you!

Jennie Tomlin Phipps
Sister of Michael T. Blanton, EOW 1/29/03

January 29, 2012

Think about you all the time. Can't believe tomorrow marks nine years already. Miss you. You are not forgotten.

Maj Todd Talbott
USAF Security Forces

January 28, 2012

When I heard of Trooper Blanton's passing, I was in awe! I had just driven through that area about an hour and a half earlier where he would lose his life. I often wonder if things would have turned out differently had the timing of this event paralleled with my ride through that area. I know that things happen for reasons that are sometimes unknown to us but I will always have to wonder if the events would have unfolded differently if our timings had coincided. Even though I did not know him on a personal level, I knew of him. I recall seeing him in Booking, processing an arrest while I worked the control room of the Henrico jail. I attended the funeral in full uniform which was quite overwhelming. The sea of various colored uniforms representing agencies from coast to coast was astounding. I felt so honored to be a member of law enforcement and to be part of such a large family. This tragedy has ultimately affected my life more than I would admit on many levels. Rest in peace Trooper.

M. Martin
Former Henrico County Sheriff's Deputy

July 15, 2011

When I heard of Trooper Blanton's passing, I was in awe! I had just driven through that area about an hour and a half earlier where he would lose his life. I often wonder if things would have turned out differently had the timing of this event paralleled with my ride through that area. I know that things happen for reasons that are sometimes unknown to us but I will always have to wonder if the events would have unfolded differently if our timings had coincided. Even though I did not know him on a personal level, I knew of him. I recall seeing him in Booking, processing an arrest while I worked the control room of the Henrico jail. I attended the funeral in full uniform which was quite overwhelming. The sea of various colored uniforms representing agencies from coast to coast was astounding. I felt so honored to be a member of law enforcement and to be part of such a large family. This tragedy has ultimately affected my life more than I would admit on many levels. Rest in peace Trooper.

M. Martin
Former Henrico County Sheriff's Deputy

July 14, 2011

Rest easy brother, you will not be forgotten.

Deputy Alan Pennington
San bernardino county sheriff's dept

May 17, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2011

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.